Sprouted Barley Porridge with Cranberry Coconut Cream

  I recently stumbled upon a neat trick to cook barley quickly and make its nutrients more available to the bod: sprouting overnight in kombucha spiked water.

Coconut Meat with Yoghurt, Gastrique and Black Pepper

I recently went to my favorite taqueria where they serve punk tacos, ceviche, shaved cauliflower/vinegar tostadas, and coconut water.  What are punk tacos?  They’re baja style tacos served up by some really cool dudes in Santa Monica.  As I was enjoying my coconut water, I wondered why we hardly ever see recipes utilizing coconut meat, other than ones that involve pureeing the meat or…

Ginger Bug DIY Soda Pop: Pluot and Coconut-Creamsicle with Bay Leaf

Last week I started a Ginger Bug.  It’s now one of my kitchen children, along with my sourdough starter, beet kvass and kombucha that I feed, monitor and nurture regularly to keep our flow of fermented and probiotic rich foods going in our household.  Sometimes I feel like I run a lab instead of a kitchen!  Nontheless, I thought a nice bubbly, yeast-powered DIY…